Command Hospital organises cancer screening programme

ST Correspondent
Friday, 16 February 2018

PUNE: A World Cancer Day screening and awareness programme was organised by Command Hospital (Southern Command) from February 8 to 15.

Screening for four major cancers affecting the Indian population, i.e. cancers of breast, cervix, oral cavity and prostate was conducted in the Family Wellness Clinic of Command Hospital. There was a tremendous response from all troops and families of Pune station with about 500 women and men being screened. A painting competition, among students of Army Public School, Pune was also organised to spread awareness.

PUNE: A World Cancer Day screening and awareness programme was organised by Command Hospital (Southern Command) from February 8 to 15.

Screening for four major cancers affecting the Indian population, i.e. cancers of breast, cervix, oral cavity and prostate was conducted in the Family Wellness Clinic of Command Hospital. There was a tremendous response from all troops and families of Pune station with about 500 women and men being screened. A painting competition, among students of Army Public School, Pune was also organised to spread awareness.

A central programme for education and awareness regarding cancer was organised on February 13 in Dhanvantari Auditorium of the Armed Force Medical College (AFMC). There were lectures on cancer screening, prevention and early signs of cancer. A cancer awareness booklet was distributed.

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